Riding the Australian Badlands

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Travel Documentary hosted by Henry Cole, published by Travel Channel UK broadcasted as part of TC World's Greatest Motorcycle Rides series in 2014 - English narration

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How do you prepare for a ride through nowhere? Miles and miles of it. Alone on his trusty KTM, Henry Cole is going to have plenty of thinking time as he attempts to travel from one of the world's most isolated cities, Perth, on Australia's far west coast, across vast swathes of nothing to the tropical climes of Darwin in the north. Miles of great empty red desert will surround him en route and, whilst the mileage is high, the soaring temperatures will be higher as well as relentless and merciless. This is endurance riding at it most intense. Even seeking out company after riding through the wilderness from miles can be harder than you'd imagine, as Henry discovers when he visits Binnu - population 6. To help break the monotony, Henry volunteers as a ranger at the Purlulu National Park, admiring the amazing solitude of the area up close. The endless seclusion and isolation can play tricks on any rider's mind during long stretches in the saddle but the breath-taking scenery and crazy characters popping up along the road could still make it a World's Greatest Motorcycle Ride. Henry just has to survive being baked alive in his leathers to tell the tale.

[edit] Perth to Mellawa Farmstead

Henry arrives in the vibrant city of Perth in Western Australia to embark on his longest route to date, riding over 5,000km from Perth to Darwin.

[edit] Mellawa to Coral Bay

Henry continues his colossal Australian ride of some 5,000 kms from Perth in the south-west to Darwin in the north.

[edit] Coral Bay to Broome

Nearly 2,500 kms into his ride, Henry rolls into the Coral Bay area, halfway up the west coast - and finds the beach resort of Ningaloo reef.

[edit] Broome to Halls Creek

Henry is now 3,000 kms into his ride from Perth in the south-west of Australia to journey's end in Darwin.

[edit] Halls Creek to Darwin

Henry is only about 1,500 kms from Darwin. After three days on the road he arrives in one of Australia's natural wonders - the Kakadu National Park.

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  • Video Codec: x264 CABAC Main@L3.1
  • Video Bitrate: CRF 24 (~1350Kbps)
  • Video Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Video Resolution: 832x468
  • Frame Rate: 25 FPS
  • Audio Codec: HE-AAC
  • Audio Bitrate: 48Kbps ABR 24/48KHz
  • Audio Channels: 2
  • Run-Time: 46 min
  • Number of Parts: 5
  • Part Size: 448 MB (average)
  • Source: PDTV
  • Encoded by: JungleBoy

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  • Video Codec: x265 CABAC Main@L4
  • Video Bitrate: CRF 23 (~1569Kbps)
  • Video Resolution: 1280x720
  • Video Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Frame Rate: 50 FPS
  • Audio Codec: AAC-LC
  • Audio Bitrate: 128Kbps CVBR 48KHz
  • Audio Channels: 2
  • Run-Time: 3h 51m (total)
  • Number Of Parts: 1 (5 chapters)
  • Part Size: 2.75 GB
  • Source: HDTV
  • Encoded by: JungleBoy

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